Making the Asian version of When Harry Met Sally

Randall Park and Ali Wong in new Netflix romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe.
Randall Park and Ali Wong in new Netflix romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe.PHOTO: NETFLIX

Always Be My Maybe, the new romantic comedy starring comedienne Ali Wong and actor Randall Park, sprang from an off-the-cuff comment Wong made in an interview three years ago.

One of the hottest new stand-up comics of 2016, following her breakout Netflix special Baby Cobra - which she famously performed heavily pregnant - Wong, now 37, was featured in a New Yorker magazine profile that year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'Making the Asian version of When Harry Met Sally'. Print Edition | Subscribe